UK time is: 09:13:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Meet The Ref - Latics v Swansea - Kevin Friend


Tonights Carling Cup 4th Round tie between Wigan Athletic and Swansea City at the DW Stadium will be officiated by Leicestershire referee and postman Kevin Friend.

The 39 year old has been refereeing since he was just 13 and made the grade all the way to the top when on 20th September 2009 he took charge of the Premier League game between Wolves and Fulham.

Speaking last summer about his appointment to the select group of ref`s Friend said he was chuffed but also that it was a challenge, now what could he mean by that?

Well being a former postie he could be worrying that if he got the letters wrong when booking players he could end up with the sack, sorry, couldn`t resist.

Friend said: 'I'm chuffed to bits and really thrilled,'

'It is also a big challenge because it will be completely different to what I'm used to.

'There's a lot of pressure in the Premier League and there's a lot of money involved. I've been fourth official at all the big venues, but being out there in the middle will be a totally new experience.

'My promotion means I'm now full-time which allows me to concentrate solely on the football.'


Here`s hoping that tonight he performs a lot better than my postman does!!!


Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 26 2010

Time: 10:26AM

Your Comments

Not the best ref I've ever seen
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Monday November 24 2014)

Support Counts - Latics 1 Boro 1 (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday November 22 2014)

Latics v Boro Big Game Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)

Brentford v Latics Fixture Time Change (Thursday November 20 2014)

Malky Mackay Appointed New Latics Boss (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Whittleblue 203
2. worbo 136
3. scotdave 130
4. russialatic 120
5. hindleymonwafc 116
6. Pauvre Jean 111
7. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 110
8. albert jckson 95
9. Oscarbon 94
10. loudmouthblue 89

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 1 - 1 Middlesbrough
Wigan 3 - 3 Fulham
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Said - Latics 1 Boro 1
Wigan : 24/11/2014 09:09:00
RUFC - View From The Opposition - Birmingham
Rotherham : 24/11/2014 09:08:00
Mostyn: We will expand the stadium
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:21:00
Francis: Referee made a few questionable decisions
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:09:00
Rantie: I won't need to have an operation
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Todays Game?
Suggested By:  Les Dawson
Latics Win 68%
Boro Win 16%
Draw 16%